Blogs about Modeling

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Illustration of four children with different facial expressions and emotions, with a finger pointing to one
Jennifer Marden
Speech Language Pathologist

Using AAC to talk about emotions

How did you learn to label your emotional state as “sad” or “tired”? This blog is full of strategies for teaching the spoken words for feelings - especially for AAC users.

The Do's and Don'ts of AAC
Amanda Hartmann
Speech Language Pathologist

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Use the AAC system

We can all understand the concept that AAC users may not learn how to effectively use their AAC system for communication if they do not see it used regularly and reliably by others in their world. The best way that we can support our AAC user is the use the AAC system to talk yourself!

The Do's and Don'ts of AAC
David Niemeijer
Founder and CEO

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Questions

Are your questions open or closed? In any environment where questions occur naturally, like in classrooms, it is essential that open-ended questions are used for AAC users. It allows language to be modeled and gives AAC users the opportunity to learn to say what they think and feel.

The Do's and Don'ts of AAC
Amanda Hartmann
Speech Language Pathologist

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Modeling

We all know that the best practice for teaching AAC is Modelling or Aided Language Stimulation. We can all understand that AAC users will learn how to effectively use their AAC system when they see it used regularly and reliably by others in their world. So how do we model?